Late development of dissecting aneurysm following balloon angioplasty of native aortic coarctation

Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1995 Nov;36(3):226-9. doi: 10.1002/ccd.1810360307.


Acute aortic dissection during balloon angioplasty for coarctation of the aorta or aneurysm formation during follow-up are well-known complications of this procedure. Dissecting aneurysm development during long-term follow-up after balloon angioplasty of a native coarctation has not been previously reported. We report a case in which a huge dissecting aneurysm developed 3 years after the native coarctation angioplasty procedure. The aneurysm required surgical repair.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm, Dissecting / diagnosis
  • Aneurysm, Dissecting / etiology*
  • Aneurysm, Dissecting / surgery
  • Angioplasty, Balloon / adverse effects*
  • Aortic Aneurysm / diagnosis
  • Aortic Aneurysm / etiology*
  • Aortic Aneurysm / surgery
  • Aortic Coarctation / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Time Factors